City of Leesville gets $4.8M to upgrade water system - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Leesville gets $4.8M to upgrade water system

(Source: DHH) (Source: DHH)
LEESVILLE, LA (KPLC) -

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health has awarded $4.8 million to the City of Leesville for water system upgrades, according to state health officials.

Officials said the money comes through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF).  

"This program gives local communities a source of dependable and affordable financing to bring their water treatment facilities up to the latest and most modern technology that keeps their residents safe and healthy," said J.T. Lane, Assistant Secretary for Public Health.

"This money will greatly benefit our city by paying for water system improvements and providing assurance to our residents that we will always have one of our most precious resources, drinking water," said Leesville Mayor Robert Rose. "Water is a finite resource, and we need to know that as long as our city exists it has a reliable source of water." 

Leesville officials say each month, the city's aging system loses close to 60 percent of the water it produces. City officials said the money will be used to help solve the water loss issue. Water lines in the city will be replaced and water treatment infrastructure will be upgraded.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open near Enterprise

    UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open near Enterprise

    Sunday, September 24 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-24 23:49:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked near Enterprise Boulevard due to a vehicle accident, according to DOTD. Traffic is backed up nearly a mile past the accident.

    More >>

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked near Enterprise Boulevard due to a vehicle accident, according to DOTD. Traffic is backed up nearly a mile past the accident.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Afternoon showers possible early this week with a cold front arriving late this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Afternoon showers possible early this week with a cold front arriving late this week

    Sunday, September 24 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-09-24 21:26:15 GMT
    Rain chances increase MondayRain chances increase Monday

    By tonight, rain chances will be low. We will start with partly cloudy skies, becoming mostly clear late. Low temperatures will be in the low 70s. A few places north of I-10 will be in the 60s. It will still feel muggy overnight, thanks to the humidity. There could be some areas of patchy fog in the early morning hours on Monday. As we go through next week, the big story remains warm temperatures. 

    More >>

    By tonight, rain chances will be low. We will start with partly cloudy skies, becoming mostly clear late. Low temperatures will be in the low 70s. A few places north of I-10 will be in the 60s. It will still feel muggy overnight, thanks to the humidity. There could be some areas of patchy fog in the early morning hours on Monday. As we go through next week, the big story remains warm temperatures. 

    More >>
  • Longville man killed in vehicle crash Saturday night

    Longville man killed in vehicle crash Saturday night

    Sunday, September 24 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-09-24 15:52:14 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    A Longville man is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Beauregard Parish Saturday night. On Sept. 23, shortly after 9 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on U.S. 171, about a mile north of U.S.190, in Ragley, according to Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman. 

    More >>

    A Longville man is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Beauregard Parish Saturday night. On Sept. 23, shortly after 9 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on U.S. 171, about a mile north of U.S.190, in Ragley, according to Sgt. James Anderson, State Police spokesman. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly